Who are we ?

 Aquariums Coutant , founded in the early 1960s, is n° 1 in the aquarium sector in Europe, with over 10,000 references worldwide.

Areas of expertise: design, production, and management of public aquariums and design of environment-oriented scenography. 

 Aquariums Coutant employs over 150 highly-qualified staff: technicians, installers, manufacturing staff, and biologists, in 2 business lines:

  • AQUARIUMS:

Leading designer and producer of professional and public aquariums in Europe. A 4,000 m² production plant in La Rochelle on a 17,000 m² site, with an integrated design and engineering office. The firm's expertise covers several areas: supplying and installing transparent walls in underwater environments (swimming pools, research centres, laboratories, etc.). And via their sister company:
  • DECORS:

Design and production of aquatic or environment-themed scenography (marine skyscapes, water ceilings, architectural designs, innovative underwater or open-air scenography, etc.)


Aquariums Coutant are managed by Bertrand Cointy.

Aquariums Coutant staff are highly-qualified in a wide range of disciplines:

  • Architecture
  • Biology
  • Scenography and design
  • Construction engineering / building / site supervision
  • Installation in France and worldwide.
  • Manufacturing at the La Rochelle plant.

Aquariums Coutant ethics:

Since the founding of the COUTANT Group, staff have been committed to the study and conservation of marine species.
The group's policy of reconciling business and ethics is illustrated in all their activities: raising awareness and educating the general public, assisting and supporting research, and compliance with international legislation on the protection of marine species.
The Group's policy is to ensure the well-being of humans and animals and reconcile preservation of the environment with efficient, high-quality services.

Aquariums Coutant sponsor:

  • EUAC: European Union of Aquarium Curators
  • AIZA: Asociación Iberica de Zoos y Acuarios
  • IAC: International Aquarium Congress
  • UCA: Union des conservateurs d’aquariums